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Tildes Statistics 2: Electric Boogaloo

After asking a week ago what statistics you'd like to see, I am now here to deliver (most of them)!

Below is each of the requested stats visualized in various types of charts, as well as the calculated data that make up those charts. This way any data magicians out there can use it without having to go through the trouble of scraping and doing all that themselves. So without further ado, here are the stats!


There's a couple of planned statistics that are missing right now, but that's because I had a bunch of trouble figuring out how to calculate them and I really wanted to get this post up today. I'll get around to them in the next couple of days and add a comment to this post once those are done.

18 comments

  1. [5]
    cfabbro
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    Make a comment here so we can exemplary it, @Bauke! :P

    Make a comment here so we can exemplary it, @Bauke! :P

    8 votes
    1. [4]
      Bauke
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      exemplaroos to the left

      exemplaroos to the left

      14 votes
      1. [3]
        cfabbro
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        Just thought of something; Might it be worth pinging the users that asked for particular stats so they don't miss this?

        Just thought of something; Might it be worth pinging the users that asked for particular stats so they don't miss this?

        6 votes
  2. suspended
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    This is amazing work. Well done!

    This is amazing work. Well done!

    6 votes
  3. [3]
    Loire
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    Do we know what happened in June 2018? First major wave of invitees?

    Do we know what happened in June 2018? First major wave of invitees?

    6 votes
    1. [2]
      Bauke
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      Yeah, the first two invite rounds were at that time.

      Yeah, the first two invite rounds were at that time.

      6 votes
      1. Amarok
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        Plus we had a storm of posting in ~tildes talking about features and culture and what the site should be like/about. New sites love nothing more than talking about themselves. Those conversations...

        Plus we had a storm of posting in ~tildes talking about features and culture and what the site should be like/about. New sites love nothing more than talking about themselves. Those conversations were so common we were getting complaints about there being too much meta on the site.

        That stuff died off to a nominal level after a couple of months once those conversations ran their course.

        6 votes
  4. kfwyre
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    I've always felt that the site slows down over the weekend but never really had the data for it until now. Interesting to see such a decrease in posting on Saturday and Sunday. Also, thanks so...

    I've always felt that the site slows down over the weekend but never really had the data for it until now. Interesting to see such a decrease in posting on Saturday and Sunday.

    Also, thanks so much for putting these together!

    6 votes
  5. [3]
    MetArtScroll
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    A.S. Thanks a lot! A small note to the Post during the Day per Hour graph: 12:00 GMT = 17:30 IST (not 20:30, as someone who follows cricket, I almost have to know the IST offset of 5.5 hours)....

    A.S. Thanks a lot!

    A small note to the Post during the Day per Hour graph: 12:00 GMT = 17:30 IST (not 20:30, as someone who follows cricket, I almost have to know the IST offset of 5.5 hours).

    Otherwise, the Post during the Day per Hour graph shows that Tildes is basically a European site as of now: most activity happens when it is evening in Europe.

    6 votes
    1. Bauke
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      Ah good catch, I’ll update it soon so it’s correct. And I wouldn’t necessarily say it’s a European site so much as a Western one, the most frequent tag used is by far usa after all. The times also...

      Ah good catch, I’ll update it soon so it’s correct.

      And I wouldn’t necessarily say it’s a European site so much as a Western one, the most frequent tag used is by far usa after all. The times also mean a lot of activity happens during the day for the West.

      5 votes
    2. Amarok
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      How refreshing not to be so US-centric for a change. I've always wanted a site with a more worldwide sensibility. :)

      How refreshing not to be so US-centric for a change. I've always wanted a site with a more worldwide sensibility. :)

      3 votes
  6. skybrian
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    It's a lot steadier than I expected. Apparently nothing really moves the needle?

    It's a lot steadier than I expected. Apparently nothing really moves the needle?

    5 votes
  7. [2]
    haykam821
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    Perhaps you could make 'most frequent tags' in a radial format to preserve nesting?

    Perhaps you could make 'most frequent tags' in a radial format to preserve nesting?

    3 votes
    1. Bauke
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      I'm not sure what you mean with radial format but I did calculate them to preserve hierarchy. If there are 2 posts, one tagged with usa and one with usa.ca, that will be counted as 2 usa tags and...

      I'm not sure what you mean with radial format but I did calculate them to preserve hierarchy. If there are 2 posts, one tagged with usa and one with usa.ca, that will be counted as 2 usa tags and 1 usa.ca tag.

      2 votes
  8. [2]
    vektor
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    Is "Time between subsequent comments" time between comments in a conversation or time between comments in a user's timeline? Both were requested.

    Is "Time between subsequent comments" time between comments in a conversation or time between comments in a user's timeline? Both were requested.

    2 votes
    1. Bauke
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      It’s the time between subsequent comments from all users individually. The ones in a comment thread I had some issues with calculating and I didn’t want to delay the post further.

      It’s the time between subsequent comments from all users individually. The ones in a comment thread I had some issues with calculating and I didn’t want to delay the post further.

      3 votes